We report the first high-resolution structural data for the β/γ-peptide 13-helix (i,i+3 CO⋯HN H-bonds), a secondary structure that is formed by oligomers with a 1:1 alternation of β- and γ-amino acid residues. Our characterization includes both crystallophaphic and 2D NMR data. Previous studies suggested that β/γ-peptides constructed from conformationally flexible residues adopt a different helical secondary structure in solution. Our design features preorganized β- and γ-residues, which strongly promote 13-helical folding by the 1:1 β/γ backbone.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry